It's been awhile since I updated anything here. The fireplace is coming together nicely and so is the rest of the room. The weather took a turn for the best almost a week after that really crappy blizzard gripped the city. Chris managed to get the tiling on the back half of the fireplace and I managed to rebuild the mantle on the bottom and the cabinet for the stereo (barely visible on the left of the fireplace).
The best part with the nice weather is that I can finally get the equipment out to the garage and get to some serious renovations. My last day of the May long weekend is halfway over and I have to decide what to do next. Incidentally, I spent the whole morning to mid-afternoon organizing the garage again. It's amazing how fast things can get messy and congested when you leave a few things lying around.
On June 20th, we plan to have a neighborhood garage sale at our house and Chris and I will finally have a place to start showcasing the foldable playhouses and to put what we have built up for sale at a very reduced price. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with that. If you live in Edmonton and might be interested, I'll put the information up on the side panel as soon as it's available.